16"X20" Acrylic on Illustration board. By Adam Maxwell Townsend.


Jazz Painting #4
This is Jazz Painting #4, which depicts an imaginary quartet composed of jazz legends.

“Jazz Painting #4” depicts an imaginary quintet composed of jazz legends.

Music and musicians are subjects endlessly fascinating to me as a visual artist. Being a musician myself, I’m fascinated by the art form’s precision. That’s why I always try to make sure the musicians I paint are shown to be playing in harmony.

See a slideshow if images in chronological order showing my process in creating a painting like this.

Here’s my Flickr slideshow showing all five paintings in my Jazz Paintings series, starting from the most recent to the oldest, which I completed in 2005:

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